Help for ex carers
The West Lothian Financial Inclusion Network (WLFIN) have a new group supporting ex carers.
When the caring role ends, the ex-carer can often face financial and emotional isolation and the group aims to reduce isolation, increase confidence and also help those who are of working age attain employability skills.
There will be free organised weekly meetings/ sessions covering a range of topics chosen by the attendees.
There will also be the opportunity to access digital inclusion using a tablet to keep in touch with family and friends, learn how to do this safely and gain confidence and skills in using the internet and the opportunity to access employability support held in a group or individually.
To assist with the financial burdens there will be welfare and benefit advice and also budgeting classes and sessions.
Anyone requiring further information please contact Evelyn Ralston, Project Worker, When caring Ends, WLFIN, www.wlfin.org.uk, 01501 771775.